Film and TV

Tim Tebow-Focus on the Family Super Bowl ad gets a "yes" from CBS, Mancrunch gay dating service spot gets a "no"

In recent days, we've reported about a Focus on the Family ad starring Tim Tebow and his mom that's set to air during the Super Bowl, noting the controversy over its presumed anti-abortion message and FOTF spokesman Gary Schneeberger's assertion that the commercial isn't anti-anything.

But whereas CBS gave its blessing to Focus's spot, it turned thumbs-down to a commercial intended to promote Mancrunch.com, a gay dating service. ManCrunch spokeswoman Elissa Buchter insists that Mancrunch didn't create an ad the firm knew CBS would reject just to get some publicity -- a dubious assertion. Still, we wish CBS had said gone along, because it's pretty damn funny. See for yourself above.

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Michael Roberts has written for Westword since October 1990, serving stints as music editor and media columnist. He currently covers everything from breaking news and politics to sports and stories that defy categorization.
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